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Indeed my 50 gb drive is all i need an ssd for My os and some popular apps and that's it.

I have no desire to load 100's of gigabytes of stuff on it I just use it as a boot drive to speed things up.

They say at ocz that trim even enabled doesn't really do anything with a vertex 2,Logging off and letting the drive idle is what cleans it up.
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Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post
I played Dragon Age on the SSD. You know that loading screen in between each zones that gives you tips about the game? I can't even read the tips because it happens so fast, lol.

I'm not going to bother with Tom's site at work because of those stupid ads thingies. So if someone could give me a brief synopsis and whether or not the firmware upgrade is worth it, let me know? Firmwares are "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" thing to me.
Here is the conclusion

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We learned quite a bit from the results, although we didn’t go through our entire suite of benchmarks because of time constraints. Each run takes roughly five hours to complete, which was the main reason why we decided to go with PCMark Vantage. The benchmark may be synthetic, but it actually reflects everyday performance rather well. The Samsung 470-series SSD drives we used are new, and pretty much representative of today's solid state storage market when it comes to an analysis of TRIM and the potential impact of a solid firmware upgrade.

The results clearly show that you definitely want to go with a system that supports TRIM. Although the overall performance levels are almost identical with and without TRIM (‘fresh’ test runs), a SSD without TRIM suffers from severe performance drops if you start torturing it with high-intensity workloads, especially if they involve sequential activity (high capacity) and a large number of I/O operations. This type of torturing may already occur with a few concurrent P2P downloads happening alongside other user activity, although our scenario was designed to be more extreme, of course. The conclusion for TRIM is simple: go with modern hardware and Windows 7 and you’re fine, otherwise you will not be able to take full advantage of you precious SSD.

We found the latest firmware to be impressive in two ways. On one hand, it actually improved the SSD’s overall performance in a few sections of PCMark Vantage. On the other, it maximized performance after our torture test in such a way that many of the performance drops are more moderate now. This applies both to the test runs with TRIM and also the ones without the feature, which may be interesting for users who specifically need to run SSDs on pre-Windows 7 operating systems.

Our test results also show that there still is a lot of progress to be made when it comes to optimizing architectures by fully taking advantage of the available features--these being hardware features or SSD firmware tweaks or just the better utilization of TRIM. Therefore, we recommend keeping your eyes open for updates, as these are definitely more important than ever before.
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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
Unless SDDs become extremely cheap, I don't see the need to go above 120GB. Now this may not hold true for everyone but in most cases, you'll never need that much space on your primary drive.

I have a 300GB HDD for my OS and programs and it's never even half full.
Agree, I have 64GB SSD for OS and programs with 12GB free space and 2x500GB for storage, that's enough for me, if I need more in the future I will add another 500GB.
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